Tuesday, 27 September 2016

a few of my favourite things #6


... yes, so happy spring has sprung!




... and I wouldn't have thought it, but I'm lovin' paper piecing right now!
Recently I downloaded a tutorial from Rita at Red Pepper Quilts, her 'colour wheel' block
- made from all solids & paper pieced
but, of course, I was more interested in her scrappy version here!
and I found more on-line inspiration, a rather lovely version here, an old vintage Swedish quilt.





































no, no I'm not starting a new quilt... not yet!
just messing about, rumaging through my stash, and trialling a few background options
= avoidance tactics!


... I'm also enjoying taking my time
looking at all the colourful inspiration in my new Kaffe book, Bold Blooms




... and am v. happy with a couple of new finds to add to my blue & white collection!
- the owl & the pussycat
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... and, I'm really enjoying the bloggers quilt festival hosted by Amy of Amy's Creative Side
What a great way to see lots of quilts and discover new bloggers!
Have you popped over to vote for your favourites yet?

Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2016 - AmysCreativeSide.com



These are a few of my favourite things
- what are you loving this week?



5 comments:

  1. Love Wisteria. Do you have a favourite quilt in that Kaffe book. I am sure there is a Kaffe quilt in my future 0 might need more large florals first though.

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  2. Oh, that Color Wheel block looks like a lot of fun! Especially your scrappy version - though I admit I prefer prints to solids...

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    1. Hi Gayle, I enjoyed playing with it!
      I’m a bit ‘over’ low volume backgrounds at present. So I thought I’d trial an old Yuwa fabric I had here first, before running to my LQS!
      It will have to sit up on my design wall for a while now though, back to making ‘scrappy trips’ blocks.

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  3. A very fun color wheel block. I love Kaffe Fasset books, haven't made anything from one of them, but oh they are full of so much color.

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  4. The wisteria is starting to come in bloom here too. It's so beautiful. I think I'm going to have to get Bold Blooms, every peek of it I see looks beautiful.

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